Samsung Galaxy S III Spotted In Samsung Promotional Video At CES?

There’s some interesting hype going around the internet this morning about a smartphone mockup that surfaced in Samsung’s CES 2012 wrap-up video. If you hit the 7:10 mark, you’ll note a mocked up looking smartphone unlike anything Samsung currently has on the market. It’s likely nothing more than a photoshopped rendering, but given the super small bezel, rounded corners and the lack of info in the status bar — well, we’re guessing this just a mock up. Still, plenty of speculation surrounds Samsung’s expected Galaxy S III announcement at MWC next month, although some blogs are already speculating we’re looking at the Galaxy S III in this video.

So is this Galaxy S III? The video itself shows the supposed Galaxy S III used to demo Samsung’s camera viewfinder app and not anything related to a smartphone. In all honesty, it just looks photoshopped and mocked up, but it’s worth nothing because…well because it just seems worth noting. In all likelihood, the internet is just getting hyped up over nothing at all.

Still, we’re eager to see the Galaxy S III in the flesh and with just a month until MWC, we’ll know soon enough if this is the real deal.

The Verge via Pocket-Lint

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  • Anonymous

    Too bad it’s a Samsung.

    • Anonymous

      exactly.

      • http://pernecky.blogspot.com Mike

        I’ve had 2 HTC phones and both crapped out on me just short of 2 years.  Can’t wait to get a Samsung.

        • Anonymous

          Same :D. Or maybe a Moto/Sony if they release something good on T-Mo

        • Nawsome8

          HTC sucks, they’re just mediocre phones overall.

      • Alex Wilde

        Are you kidding me? Samsung is dominating the market right now with the best phone of the year the “Galaxy Nexus”. Samsung knows exactly what they’re doing and will continue to do so.

        • Anonymous

          The galaxy nexus, is that the one that is having the reboot issues I keep reading about?  Yep, Samsung knows exactly what they are doing.  And here i thought it was just their TouchWiz phones that had problems.

        • Tbyrne

          You ain’t foolin anyone Uly. The Samsung Galaxy S2 is a hit. Nothing you spout is going to change that. Sorry. :(

        • Anonymous

          :) Don’t recall saying it was or wasn’t a hit.  One of my co-workers has one, she loves it.  Of course I always love the cognitive dissonance when you ask, does it ever FC, or require a battery pull or have to be shut down cause it locks?  and she says, “don’t they all do that”?  

          Really don’t even get me started on my Behold II abandoned on android 1.5 because samsung could not figure out how to get touchwiz to play nice with upgrades, or my vibrant whose gps never worked, and cannot be upgraded because samsung abandoned it on 2.1 and the e911 won’t work with cm7, or my wife’s sidekick 8 months out from launch that has never worked right still needs two battery pulls a day because the screen locks, is unresponsive or crashes, and they still say they are working on a fix.  Those kinds of experiences don’t inspire a lot of confidence.  If your experiences are better, then good on you.

          Honestly, all sarcasm aside, I am happy you like your samsungs.  I have had really bad experiences with samsung, and oddly enough almost always related to poor touchwiz implementation.  I hope they slow down their mad rush to put phones out and actually fix what they currently have and maybe actually update a phone or two for once.

        • Anonymous

          I have to agree with your co-workers assessment, don’t all smartphones lock at some point? I’ve had 2 winmo phones, 2 ios devices, and 1 android. they’ve all FC’d apps, and locked up on occasion. the blackberry they gave me at work is the only one that has never locked on me, but then I only use it for enterprise email and an occasional phone call. haven’t rebooted in the 4 months I’ve had it either :-O

          not that I would ever own one by choice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

      possible Quadcore Exynos(owned by Samsung) on a 1280×720 SAMOLED+(owned by Samsung) on a Form Factor designed by Samsung… if its not by Samsung specifications its not a Galaxy(owned by Samsung) S3 and it would be a different phone

      its like saying: iPhone = too bad its an Apple

      • Anonymous

        Next generation Exynos is still dual core but running at 2GHz, I believe. 

    • Tbyrne

      Too bad it’s the No.1 phone at the moment in T-Mobiles lineup, right? There’s reasons for that newt. Best tv’s, excellent appliances. Don’t be hatin. Just accept that, for now, Samsung rules.

      • Anonymous

        They just don’t get it. 

      • Spanky

        Samsung has certainly stepped up their game since Behold II and Vibrant. I am thoroughly enjoying my Galaxy Nexus.

        • Anonymous

          I am glad you are enjoying you Gnex.  But as a Behold II and Vibrant Owner, let’s just say that my perspective on samsung is different from yours.  Add in my wife’s Sidekick 4g, which is quite possibly the worst phone ever made, and still is not functional as a phone 8 months after launch (constant lock ups, battery pulls,unresponsive screens, force closes) does not inspire confidence that samsung has upped their game.  If anything it confirms for me that they still release far too many phones, never fix their touchwiz problems, and never upgrade their devices.  As for the Gnex, I genuinely hope you do not get the reboot problem that people seem to be experiencing.  As for me, My current Nexus One is dying, and I am looking at the Lumia or Radar, Iwon’t ever buy anything with “samsung” on it again.

        • Tbyrne

          But I will!

        • Royzzz

          Your loss. I fu*kin love my Galaxy S2. Best phone i ever had hands down. This is coming from an iPhone 4 prior to switching, which I promptly gave to my teenage daughter. iPhones are for tweeners.

          By the way you don’t make any sense when you say “as a Behold II and Vibrant Owner, let’s just say that my perspective on samsung is different from yours.”
          Spanky said exactly what you think, which is that the Behold II and Vibrant weren’t up to snuff, so how is that a different perspective? Sorry about your experience with their older phones, but you’re missing out on all the future Samsung phones.

        • Anonymous

          tweeners, LOL

        • Hitme

          Yep, tweeners ;)

          Brainless tweeners begging their daddies for a toy.

        • Anonymous

          :)  Yes Spanky references the BHII and the Vibrant, but continued to like Samsung enough to buy G’Nex.  So, yes, my experience is different from his because he likes Shamesung, and I continue to dislike them based on my experience.  See, makes perfect sense.

          And my wife’s recent experience with Shamesung, the Samsung Sidekick 4G was a daily exercise in frustration.  You know what they say,  “2 battery pulls a day makes your sanity go away”.  They still haven’t fixed it 8 months out from launch.  Doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, when they were never able to bring the vibrant to even an update or fix the GPS.  The Behold II, despite the promises  of an OS update at launch and subsequent betrayal could at least be somewhat forgiven because it was their first attempt at android.  But the Vibrant was at least 2nd gen and the Sidekick 3rd and they still haven’t gotten it together, at least not in my experience.

          On the other hand, T-Mo did right by me and replaced the unusable sidekick 4g (all be it three replacements) with an MyTouch4G, which oddly enough is stable, works, doesn’t need a battery pull twice a day, doesn’t have the screen randomly do bizarre things or not respond.  Who knew sense actually worked on this thing?

          As for the iphone, not my cup of tea.  Or latte either.  It’s funny, I never had the problems I had with samsung with my nexus one, or my son’s htc hd7, or my surround 7, or my dell venue pro.  None of them had any problems like that at all, just my samsung devices.  Go Figure.

          So, I am happy for you that you like samsung.  And I am happy you enjoy your phone.  My experience is just… different.  And I don’t perceive missing out.  Nor did I think that when the new TV I just bought didn’t have samsung on it.  And oddly enough, the new fridge and stove I just bought didn’t have a “samsung” on it either.  Go figure.  Enjoy your phone though, I hope the best for you.

        • Anonymous

          Sidekick 4G isn’t a 3rd generation iteration, it is the same processor spec as the vibrant, and for the most part the same software (albiet with their sidekick interface). Either way it is a much all-around weaker phone then the GS2

        • Anonymous

          Oh, I almost forgot.  You iphone comment about “tweeners” was very clever, very very clever.  I shared it with a friend of mine I was talking to this morning on the way to work.  He runs a rather large fortune 500 electronics firm.  He found it funny too :)     Especially since he just replaced the blackberries and androids with iphones for his executive staff because he felt it made them more productive.  Personally I don’t like the iphone experience, never did, but I think more than “tweeners” like and use them.  I don’t think the device makes the man, perhaps the other way around.  Be well.

  • AM Gone

    what about the Galaxy Note on TM

    • J-Hop2o6

      It’ll be nice if Tmo gets it soon.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • Anonymous

    probably wont hit the USA until 2013

    • AM Gone

      Scheduled launch on AT&T within next month

      • PCJ

        its been a month, where is it?

    • AM Gone

      Slated on Deathstar within the next 30 days.

    • J-Hop2o6

      More like Q3 2012.

  • Anonymous

    Oh well. Loving my Galaxy SII after giving away my G2X. this will be my phone untill 2015 then back to HTC unless LG makes a phone that will work as well as what I have now with vanilla Android.

    • J-Hop2o6

      LG makes horrible phones.

      • Anonymous

        Well I ain’t passing judgement yet. If may make another appealing smartphone that is reliable then I will reconsider. all I know this is the second time that I have had a vanilla Android pbone and it gave me problems. This is the second time I have replaced a vanilla Android phone with one that has a custom UI and it was more reliable and has a better camera. they are all different manufacturers.

        • Anonymous

          Interesting. My first vanilla phone (Nexus One) was WAY more reliable than my first custom UI phone (HTC Sensation). Sense is so bad I doubt i’ll ever buy another HTC device ever. Even rooted the Sensation itself is garbage, letting dust under the screen in every single one i’ve exchanged for. 

          As for LG, I returned the g2x more times than I care to say before finally giving up and getting my money back. Endless reboots and complete lack of OS updates aside, the phone was physically defective in more ways than one. Several I picked up had  GPS issues, but ALL of them had varying degrees of light bleed on the display. LG doesnt QA anything, i’d never buy from them again.

        • Anonymous

          Wow. my first vanilla phone was the G1 and that had nasty restarts. I upgraded to the mytouch 3g slide and never had a problem. because I ran that over with my car I upgraded to the G2X. That phone was fine until the gingerbread update. constant freezing. I went to do a warranty exchange and they told me that it is so bad that it isn’ worth it. They were going to offer me a sensation in leu but I wanted to try Samsung. So I got the galaxy sii.

          because the G2X worked well tight out of the box, amd because family had Lg phones that worked very well, I will look at it as a fluke and try again if they release a compelling phone.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I doubt that. I’ll pick Samsung & HTC over LG.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I doubt that. I’ll pick Samsung & HTC over LG.

        • J-Hop2o6

          I doubt that. I’ll pick Samsung & HTC over LG.

    • Jim

      Why the hell would you go back to htc? They make just ok phones. In 2015 I’d go for the Galaxy S9!

  • Anonymous

    You’re right David.  This is worth nothing and that is a complete mockup.

  • http://twitter.com/NotoriousNick Nick Cannon

    I’d love Galaxy Note on Tmob, this might be Tmo’s SGS2HD? Maybe SGS3 is a mix of the Note and SGS2? Hope they don’t cripple the Tmo version this time. Next def needs to be quadcore since HTC is coming out with a few this year.

  • 4G

    Note news please

  • J-Hop2o6

    SGS3 + CM9 = FTW!

    I can’t wait for the specs to leak. I’m sure this thing is gonna be a beast with the next gen Exynos.

  • Nickts1989

    Just watched to video of the CES  where this snapshot is from. Interestingly enough they use an image of the SGSII but the above image is also included twice. So maybe it could be a possible mock up if not an actual image.

    Hopefully the phone comes to the USA quickly so that I can skip the SGSII and go straight to the SGSIII.

  • BG

    I want the Samsung Galaxy Note but only if they have an LED LCD version.  I hate amoled in any version.

    • Tbyrne

      SAMOLED’s technology is superior to LED LCD. It will improve even more over time.

  • Jinjun

    SGS2 HD or LTE? or a standard SGS2 with a green screen?
    SGS3 is ICS witch means no hw button?

  • Anonymous

    Wondering if the Samsung Note will be on T-Mobile? If so, that’s the one for me that I’ve been waiting for.

    • http://twitter.com/GabrielCampuza1 Gabriel Campuzano

      At CES, Samsung announced it was going to be in AT&T